Big Sean (real name Sean Michael Leonard Anderson) was born on 25March 1988 in California. Three months later, his family moved to Detroit. When he was in high school, Sean participated in weekly rap battles, which were organized by a Detroit hip-hop radio station WHTD. Sean gained priceless experience and realized that rap was his vocation.
In 2005, during one of the battles, Big Sean met a famous rapper Kanye West. He appreciated Sean’s performance and accepted his demo album. Two years later Kanye and his label GOOD Music offered Sean a contract.
In 2007, Big Sean showed the world his 1st official mixtape Finally Famous: The Mixtape. The single "Get'cha Some" became a hit. Such magazines as The Source and Detroit Metro Times wrote positive reviews of the song. A little later, Sean released a music video for the single. It was directed by Hype Williams.
In 2009, Sean recorded the 2nd mixtape UKNOWBIGSEAN, which featured 30 songs.
In April 2010, Sean recorded a track with Drake. The song “Made” accidentally appeared online before the official release date. In an interview with TheHipHopUpdate.com Sean talked about his regrets. In his opinion, the song wasn’t polished enough to be released. In August, the musician released his next mixtape produced by Don Cannon. Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG was recorded together with such artists as Bun B, Tyga, Drake, and others.